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'My Life Is Murder'

2019 Australian comedy/ crime/ drama TV show with Lucy Lawless as a police consultant. Anyone seen this?
posted by porpoise on Aug 30, 2020 - 1 comment

Deadwind: Full Season 2 (AKA Karppi)  Season 2, Ep 0

A year and more after the events of Deadwind/Karppi's first season, Sofia Karppi (Pihla Viitala) is reunited with Sakari Nurmi (Lauri Tilkanen) to solve the linked cross-Baltic murders of two Estonian sailors, one in Tallinn and one in Helsinki, at a time when interim Helsinki mayor Sara Tulisuo (Leena Pöysti) is working to get a long-anticipated undersea tunnel project connecting the two cities off the ground at last. [more inside]
posted by angeline on Aug 17, 2020 - 5 comments

Deadwind: Full Season 1 (AKA Karppi)  Season 1, Ep 0

Shortly after suffering a life-changing loss, prickly and reserved Helsinki detective Sofia Karppi returns to work, insisting she is just fine to anyone who asks. On her first day back she is unwillingly paired with Homicide department newbie Sakari Nurmi, freshly transferred from Financial Crimes for mysterious reasons. The two work fractiously together to solve the murder of Anna Bergdahl, a social worker and consultant whose body is found buried on the site of a proposed green-energy housing development that is the brainchild of Finnish company Tempo, for whom Anna had been working in her final days. Twists and turns and shocking revelations abound while Karppi clashes with suspects, her coworkers, and her own home life. [more inside]
posted by angeline on Jul 17, 2020 - 4 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: DADDY-O  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 7

Rewatch! A guy is forced off the road by a lady, so naturally they decide to drag race. Things progress in the natural manner, so he ends up going undercover in a nightclub to find out who killed his friend, and the lady, who's kind of sweet on him despite everything, helps. Has the short Alphabet Antics, the first of the show's many educational shorts. Previously
posted by JHarris on Jul 2, 2020 - 3 comments

I'll Be Gone in the Dark: Murder Habit  Season 1, Ep 1

A look at author Michelle McNamara's investigation regarding a violent predator she dubbed the "Golden State Killer," who terrorized California in the 1970s and '80s. (HBO miniseries) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jun 29, 2020 - 3 comments

Movie: Blow the Man Down

Mary Beth and Priscilla Connolly attempt to cover up a gruesome run-in with a dangerous man. To conceal their crime, the sisters must go deep into the criminal underbelly of their hometown, uncovering the town's darkest secrets. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Mar 29, 2020 - 6 comments

Movie: The Testament of Dr. Mabuse

The movie is a sequel to Lang's silent film Dr. Mabuse the Gambler (1922) and features many cast and crew members from Lang's previous films. The film features Rudolf Klein-Rogge as Dr. Mabuse who is in an insane asylum where he is found frantically writing his crime plans. When Mabuse's criminal plans begin to be implemented, Inspector Lohmann (played by Otto Wernicke) tries to find the solution with clues from gangster Thomas Kent (Gustav Diessl), the institutionalized Hofmeister (Karl Meixner) and Professor Baum (Oscar Beregi Sr.) who becomes obsessed with Dr. Mabuse. [more inside]
posted by sapagan on Mar 27, 2020 - 2 comments

Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness: Full Season  Season 1, Ep 0

Netflix's latest true crime docuseries dives into the wild world of big cat owners and enthusiasts in an exploration of one man's path from attention-seeking zoo owner to convicted criminal. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Mar 23, 2020 - 65 comments

Movie: The Wild Goose Lake

A gangster on the run sacrifices everything for his family and a woman he meets while on the lam. [more inside]
posted by porpoise on Mar 22, 2020 - 1 comment

Book: The Orchid Thief

A modern classic of personal journalism, The Orchid Thief is Susan Orlean’s wickedly funny, elegant, and captivating tale of an amazing obsession. Determined to clone an endangered flower—the rare ghost orchid Polyrrhiza lindenii—a deeply eccentric and oddly attractive man named John Laroche leads Orlean on an unforgettable tour of America’s strange flower-selling subculture, through Florida’s swamps and beyond, along with the Seminoles who help him and the forces of justice who fight him. In the end, Orlean—and the reader—will have more respect for underdog determination and a powerful new definition of passion.
posted by Homo neanderthalensis on Feb 23, 2020 - 4 comments

Giri/Haji: All episodes  Season 1, Ep 0

A detective from Tokyo scours London for his missing brother, who's been involved with the Yakuza and accused of murder. [more inside]
posted by Sibrax on Feb 21, 2020 - 14 comments

Movie: Spring Breakers

Four college girls hold up a restaurant in order to fund their spring break vacation. While partying, drinking, and taking drugs, they are arrested, only to be bailed out by a drug and arms dealer. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Oct 28, 2019 - 8 comments

Movie: Women Who Kill

Commitment phobic Morgan and her ex-girlfriend Jean, locally famous true crime podcasters, suspect Morgan's new love interest is a murderer.
posted by ellieBOA on Sep 15, 2019 - 5 comments

Movie: Dragged Across Concrete

Once two overzealous cops get suspended from the force, they must delve into the criminal underworld to get their proper compensation.
posted by nicolas léonard sadi carnot on Sep 2, 2019 - 4 comments

Movie: The Deep End

The Deep End is a 2001 drama film starring Tilda Swinton as Margaret Hall. Margaret disapproves of her teenage son Beau (Jonathan Tucker) sneaking off to meet his lover Darby Reese (Josh Lucas). When an argument between Beau and Darby ends in death, Margaret finds she's in over her head. [more inside]
posted by Monochrome on Jul 11, 2019 - 0 comments

Book: Monster

Sometimes I feel like I have walked into the middle of a movie. Maybe I can make my own movie. The film will be the story of my life. No, not my life, but of this experience. I'll call it what the lady who is the prosecutor called me. MONSTER. FADE IN: INTERIOR COURT. A guard sits at a desk behind Steve. Kathy O'Brien, Steve's lawyer, is all business as she talks to Steve. O'BRIEN: Let me make sure you understand what's going on. Both you and this king character are on trial for felony murder.... [more inside]
posted by ChuraChura on Jul 8, 2019 - 1 comment

Black Spot: Quand on arrive en ville  Season 1, Ep 1

As Maj. Laurène Weiss and her team work to solve the murder of a local nurse, a new prosecutor arrives to investigate Villefranche's high crime rate. A French-Belgian production streaming in the US on Netflix.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jun 25, 2019 - 5 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE BEATNIKS  Rewatch   Season 4, Ep 15

Rewatch! No, they're not Beatniks. They're not even Boatniks. A young thug is content with a life of robbery until it turns out he can sing, but his grasping for fortune and respectability is held back by his jilted criminal buddies. It was directed and written by voice actor Paul "Boris Badenov" Frees! There's also a General Hospital soap opera short, which are unfortunately among the most boring shorts MST did, but does have their commercial for The Booze Council.
posted by JHarris on May 16, 2019 - 4 comments

Unforgotten: Full series  Season 1, Ep 0

When the remains of a murdered 17-year-old who went missing in 1976 are discovered buried beneath a house, detectives DCI Cassie Stuart and DI Sunny Khan attempt to solve the case. The investigation brings up decades-old secrets for those involved.
posted by AllShoesNoSocks on May 13, 2019 - 9 comments

Book: The Invention of Murder

In this fascinating exploration of murder in the nineteenth century, Judith Flanders examines some of the most gripping cases that captivated the Victorians and gave rise to the first detective fiction Murder in Britain in the nineteenth century was rare. But murder as sensation and entertainment became ubiquitous, transformed into novels, into broadsides and ballads, into theatre and melodrama and opera―even into puppet shows and performing dog-acts. Detective fiction and England's new police force developed in parallel, each imitating the other―the pioneers of Scotland Yard gave rise to Dickens's Inspector Bucket, the first fictional police detective, who in turn influenced Sherlock Holmes and, ultimately, even P.D. James and Patricia Cornwell. [more inside]
posted by Homo neanderthalensis on Apr 2, 2019 - 3 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE WILD WILD WORLD OF BATWOMAN  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 15

Rewatch! MST3K has had a lot of goofy movies in its time. We watched one of the silliest, The Dead Talk Back, just last week. But in a field containing Robot Holocaust, Gamera vs. Guiron, Catalina Caper, Monster A-Go-Go, The Pumaman, Quest of the Delta Knights, Hobgoblins, Merlin's Shop of Mystical Wonders, Cry Wilderness, Carnival Magic and Mac And Me, this may still, ultimately, be the silliest. A woman in lingerie organizes a bunch of other scantily clad young women to fight crime and play at being "synthetic vampires," while her nemesis, the dastardly Rat Fink, attempt to steal an atomic hearing aid, by using his irresistible dancing drug, created by his mad scientist cohort, and his minion Heathcliff, who... look, it's just too ridiculous. You can see it for yourself when we watch it Thursday night! Previously
posted by JHarris on Mar 13, 2019 - 8 comments

Book: The Poisoner's Handbook

A fascinating Jazz Age tale of chemistry and detection, poison and murder, The Poisoner's Handbook is a page-turning account of a forgotten era. In early twentieth-century New York, poisons offered an easy path to the perfect crime. Science had no place in the Tammany Hall-controlled coroner's office, and corruption ran rampant. However, with the appointment of chief medical examiner Charles Norris in 1918, the poison game changed forever. Together with toxicologist Alexander Gettler, the duo set the justice system on fire with their trailblazing scientific detective work, triumphing over seemingly unbeatable odds to become the pioneers of forensic chemistry and the gatekeepers of justice. [more inside]
posted by Homo neanderthalensis on Mar 11, 2019 - 8 comments

True Detective: Now Am Found  Season 3, Ep 8

Wayne struggles to hold on to his memories, and his grip on reality, as the truth behind the Purcell case is finally revealed. [Season finale] [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Feb 25, 2019 - 28 comments

True Detective: The Final Country  Season 3, Ep 7

Following up on new leads, Wayne and Roland track down a man who left the police force in the midst of the Purcell investigation. Meanwhile, Amelia visits Lucy Purcell's best friend in hopes of gaining insights into the whereabouts of the mysterious one-eyed man. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Feb 18, 2019 - 19 comments

True Detective: Hunters in the Dark  Season 3, Ep 6

Wayne and Roland revisit discrepancies in the Purcell case that were hidden or forgotten, and take another look at Tom Purcell and Lucy's cousin, Dan O' Brien; the glitter of Amelia's book release is tarnished by a voice from the past. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Feb 11, 2019 - 14 comments

Special Event: The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2019: Live Action

ShortsTV presents a theatrical release of the five Oscar nominees for Best Short Film, Live Action [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Feb 8, 2019 - 4 comments

True Detective: If You Have Ghosts  Season 3, Ep 5

Wayne finds himself in a no-win situation as new clues emerge in the Purcell case. Roland wrestles with how to keep evidence secure as lawyers demand a new investigation. Amelia finds her relationship with Wayne imperiled by her writing aspirations and his jealousy. [Official synopsis] [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Feb 4, 2019 - 11 comments

True Detective: The Hour and the Day  Season 3, Ep 4

Hays and West see a possible connection between the local church and the Purcell crimes. As the detectives search for one suspect and round up another for interrogation, Woodard is targeted by a vigilante group.
posted by fleacircus on Jan 27, 2019 - 14 comments

True Detective: The Big Never  Season 3, Ep 3

Hays recalls his early romance with Amelia, as well as cracks in their relationship that surfaced after they married; ten years after the Purcell crimes, new evidence emerges, giving Hays a second chance to vindicate himself and the investigation.
posted by fleacircus on Jan 21, 2019 - 20 comments

True Detective: Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye  Season 3, Ep 2

Hays looks back at the aftermath of the 1980 Purcell case, including possible evidence left behind at an outdoor hangout for local kids; as attention focuses on two conspicuous suspects, the parents of the missing children receive a cryptic note.
posted by fleacircus on Jan 14, 2019 - 12 comments

True Detective: The Great War and Modern Memory  Season 3, Ep 1

Retired detective Wayne Hays (Mahershala Ali), has a memory problem, and memories of a memory problem, all relating to the case of the missing Purcell children in West Finger, Arkansas, thirty-five year ago. [more inside]
posted by fleacircus on Jan 14, 2019 - 17 comments

Book: Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

A murder mystery which is much more mysterious than it first appears. A fantastical and twisty story where our hero tries to find out who killed (or will kill) Evelyn Hardcastle at a ghastly party at the extremely remote Blackheath House. Best read without any spoilers (including those right inside this post). [more inside]
posted by Stark on Jan 8, 2019 - 6 comments

La Trêve (The Break) Full Season  Season 1, Ep 0

The body of 19 year old Driss Assani, a footballer with Heiderfeld football club is pulled out of the river Semois, a stones throw from Heiderfeld, a small town of a few thousand inhabitants in the Belgian Ardennes. The investigation is led by Inspector Yoann Peeters, who has recently moved there after a domestic tragedy, accompanied by Sebastian Drummer, an idealistic and inexperienced young police officer.
posted by chappell, ambrose on Jan 2, 2019 - 5 comments

Tidelands: Home  Season 1, Ep 1

After a 10-year prison sentence, Calliope "Cat" McTeer returns home to Orphelin Bay, where her brother Augie is dealing with a fisherman's murder. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Dec 27, 2018 - 8 comments

Podcast: Serial: S03 Episode 08: A Madman’s Vacation

A teenager decides to cooperate.
posted by eotvos on Nov 9, 2018 - 1 comment

Podcast: Reply All: #128 The Crime Machine, Part II

New York City cops are in a fight against their own police department. They say it's under the control of a broken computer system that punishes cops who refuse to engage in racist, corrupt policing. The story of their fight, and the story of the grouchy idealist who originally built the machine they're fighting.
posted by Tevin on Oct 12, 2018 - 6 comments

Podcast: Reply All: #127 The Crime Machine, Part I

New York City cops are in a fight against their own police department. They say it's under the control of a broken computer system that punishes cops who refuse to engage in racist, corrupt policing. The story of their fight, and the story of the grouchy idealist who originally built the machine they're fighting.
posted by Tevin on Oct 12, 2018 - 0 comments

Movie: Over the Edge

The kids in the cookie-cutter suburb of New Grenada have been forgotten. Enduring a bored existence punctuated by drugs and petty crime, the restless teens seek release as tensions rise between their tribe and the various authority figures in their lives... until tragedy strikes, and the town explodes. [more inside]
posted by Ten Cold Hot Dogs on Oct 7, 2018 - 3 comments

Podcast: Serial: S03 Episode 04: A Bird in Jail Is Worth Two on the Street

This episode deals with two separate murders of young children in Cleveland. It’s not an easy listen. [more inside]
posted by Kattullus on Oct 4, 2018 - 4 comments

Podcast: Serial: S03 Episode 03: Misdemeanor, Meet Mr. Lawsuit

The smell of raw marijuana + acting nervous + hands in pockets = ? [more inside]
posted by dnash on Sep 28, 2018 - 4 comments

Movie: Miss Congeniality

An F.B.I. agent must go undercover in the Miss United States beauty pageant to prevent a known terrorist from bombing the event. There's a lot of falling down in high heels. [more inside]
posted by Ten Cold Hot Dogs on Sep 20, 2018 - 6 comments

Elementary: The Worms Crawl In, the Worms Crawl Out  Season 6, Ep 17

The duo suspects a murdered zoologist was killed because of his numerous affairs or his trailblazing research; Holmes finds himself the victim of identity theft after his medical records are stolen.
posted by litera scripta manet on Aug 21, 2018 - 7 comments

Movie: Rashomon

A heinous crime and its aftermath are recalled from differing points of view [content warning]. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jul 14, 2018 - 4 comments

Movie: Rear Window

A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jul 13, 2018 - 6 comments

Movie: The Killing

Crooks plan and execute a daring race-track robbery. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jul 8, 2018 - 3 comments

Movie: Anatomy of a Murder

In a murder trial, the defendant says he suffered temporary insanity after his wife was assaulted. What is the truth, and will he win his case? [content warning]. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jul 7, 2018 - 2 comments

Movie: The Desperate Hours

Three escaped convicts move in on and terrorize a suburban household. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jul 5, 2018 - 0 comments

Movie: Diabolique

The wife and mistress of a cruel headmaster conspire to kill him; after the murder is committed, his corpse disappears, and strange events begin to plague the two women. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jul 4, 2018 - 3 comments

Movie: The Lavender Hill Mob

A meek bank clerk who oversees the shipment of bullion joins with an eccentric neighbor to steal gold bars and smuggle them out of the country as miniature Eiffel Towers. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jul 3, 2018 - 5 comments

Movie: I Want to Live!

A prostitute, sentenced to death for murder, pleads her innocence. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jul 2, 2018 - 1 comment

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